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>> still coming up here on abc 7 news, a big selloff raises new questions about the health of the u.s. economy. >> and the g.o.p. offers an olive branch. the president hoping to >> the second honeymoon is over for president ob yaum yachl the fish credit rating agency warned of a down grade today. the worst one day loss in almost a year, so what do the next four years hold in store for the economy? >> by somest meats, 6s billion was spent on the presidential campaign. now will there be a shot in the arm for the economy?yp" >> the economy is just limping along. there are same leaders at the white house]y:eu, where s the change? >> the big selloff seemed to send a message. ash wagner owns a small business in campbell. >> i know several friends started selling stock this morning. >> what did that tell you?. >> that people are not excited about the future of our economy. >> wagner's company has 14 employees. he hopes to expand next year. he doesn't want to bring new later. means less money left tom"c build more jobs. >> the ceo of a software company is hoping the divide in congress can b
differently. >>> for all the talk of scandal at the highest levels of u.s. command these days let's remember there are 68,000 men and women serving in afghanistan tonight. and every day for 11 years they and thousand before them have done us proud, more than 2,000,02,000 laying down their lives for us. jake tapper remembers. on the day jake's son was born, our white house correspondent heard the story of other american sons at one far out post and a terrible battle. jake set out on a three-year quest to bring us their story from the northwest reaches of afghanistan. >> what's up, dude? >> not a thing. >> reporter: for years the troops at combat outpost keating feared they were sitting ducks. located at the bottom of three steep mountains 14 miles from the pakistan border. and when the taliban attack finally did happen in october 2009, seen here in this terrifying video posted months later, the 53 u.s. troops there were horribly outnumbered by 400 enemy fighters. >> well were alone, isolated. air support was too far away. that location was indefensible. >> reporter: why was the doomed outpost
but what's been happening for the last week is gazans defending themself and they see the u.s. completely siding with israel. so while they would like to see a cease-fire, they say true peace cannot come along until israel stops targeting people in the gaza strip and that blockade of gaza is lifted. george? >> alex marquardt, thanks very much. >>> here at home, it is game on for the more than 43 million americans hitting the road this holiday. tomorrow could be the busiest travel day of the year, but the thanksgiving migration has already begun. americans scrambling into planes, trains and automobiles to make it home for the holiday. our travel team is tracking it all, and abc's senior national correspondent jim avila starts us off. >> reporter: good evening, george. tomorrow is supposed to be the busiest travel day of the year but airlines have cut the number of flights down 3%, and that means that if the weather holds, it actually could be a pleasant week to travel everywhere but in a couple of spots. a twin threat to air travel on the west coast. airport workers scheduled to demonstrat
a historic vote at the united nations. it's a step the u.s. is calling unfortunate and counterproductive. >>> new this morning, sex case settled. the former imf chief reaches a deal with the hotel maid who had accused him of rape in a new york hotel room. >>> and stormy surf. they are hanging ten and loving the pineapple express in southern california. but further north, the snow is now being measured in feet. >>> and good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm sunny hostin, in for paula faris. we begin with mystery winners of the biggest powerball payday ever. this morning, we still don't know for sure who will split the $587 million jackpot. >> it's not us, though. but it already looks like we have gotten a glimpse of one of the two winners, just as he learned the good news himself. abc's tahman bradley joins us from washington with the latest. certainly, this picture tells the story. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: oh, this is remarkable stuff, rob and sunny. now, the lottery officials are tight-lipped. but speculation is growing. a missouri man has co
their attorneys and have no comment. our messages to the attorneys went unreturned. >>> u.s. intelligence leaders offer new timeline of the attack on the consulate in libya. >> better late than never. meet the california woman who just found out she is worth 23 million dollars and she almost didn't get it. >>> [ inaudible ] . >>> welcome back. check out what is still left of moisture around northeast cool nights enough for snow in higher elevations scattered showers 50s there as you dip down into the south 72 atlanta, 88 in dallas today, 86 phoenix, seattle, portland, 60°. laguardia flight arrive delays of nearly 75 minutes, snow towards minneapolis maybe a delay there. back at home, we don't have anything to worry about san jose, oakland, nor sfo. check out our flight tracker abc7news.com at the bottom. >>> 4:49. the u.s. is striking back at allegations that it failed to respond quickly or efficiently against the deadly tack on the u.s. consulate in libya september 11th. u.s. intelligence officials say cia officers went to the aid of state department staffers less than 25 minutes after the firs
. >>> more breaking news from tel aviv. there's been an attack on a security guard at the u.s. embassy. a spokeswoman says a man tacked a guard this morning with a knife and a injuring that guard in the leg. one witness described the weapon as a pitchfork. guards took the man into custody. he's a 41-year-old israeli man with mental health problems. we'll continue to follow the story and bring more information as soon as it comes in. >>> we've learned overnight that president obama is sending secretary of state clinton to the mideast today to help mediate an end to the bloody conflict between israel and the palestinians. the u.s. navy is positioning three ships in the remote chance american citizens might need to be evacuate from israel. amid talk of cease-fire there's a steady stream of rocket fire. israel is ready to escalate operations if a deal cannot be reached. it has been amassing ground forces along the border for days, missiles killed 113 in gaza, almost half civilians. more than 700 rockets have landed in israel, three have been killed there. >>> in the bay area, in about 90 m
be announced shortly. u.s. is stepping up diplomatic efforts. deadly airstrikes and rocket attacks continue. t.j. winick reports. >> reporter: this morning an israeli man armed with an ax and knife stabbed a guard at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv the guard was wounded but fired off a few shots, security wrestled the man to the ground. president obama is sending secretary of state clinton to the mideast to help work out a cease-fire between israel and hamas in gaza. >> the united states does not engage directly with hamas. hamas has not met the conditions that we've set for many years to renounce terrorism to recognize israel's right to exist. >> reporter: tensions are fraying in gaza. israeli jets cratering over 100 targets, killing five, gaza militants blasted off over 60 rockets at israel. abc news was there as one family bolted to their bomb shelter as the sirens sounded. with columns of tanks massing on the gaza border, israeli cabinet is stepping back from the brink postponing a ground invasion, for now. warning only a long term cease-fire could avert a dreaded ground assault. >> if a long
no longer hailed as a hero? >>> good morning, everyone, as we come on the air, more breaking news. the u.s. on high alert right now over a possible war escalating in the middle east. overnight, three israelis killed by rockets from the gaza strip. israeli warplanes are hitting dozens of sites in the gaza. all of that follows a dramatic assassination. this is still escalating at this hour. you see the assassination right there. this could be dangerous. >>> another story we're following closer to home, how did a woman steal $50 million to fuel her passion for racehorses? and how did she finally get caught? we'll explain it all. >>> and it was a routine cheerleading stunt gone horribly wrong at an nba game. now, new details on -- >> no, no, no. >> -- a cheerleader's condition. >> oh! >> and people are asking now, is this sport just too dangerous? >> lots of injuries. >>> but first, let's get right to the cia sex scandal and the breaking news overnight about the veteran fbi agent who took the first investigative steps that could lead to the downfall of cia director david petraeus. brian ross h
will be the third busiest airport in the u.s. over the thanksgiving weekend. chicago o'hare is number one, l.a.x. is number two. good news on flying air fare on average slightly down from last year. there's the upside. taking a look at roads, most people will drive, aaa says 90% of travelers will do so by car and gas prices are down about seven cents in the last two weeks. be careful, what goes up, over the holiday weekend, is car accidents, 25% over the last year. aaa reporting that fewer people will actually fly this year, sfo is reporting that it will have a 3% increase in air passengers over last year. tomorrow the busiest day, sfo reports last friday has become more popular especially for kids who are out of school this week. katie marzullo, abc7 news. >>> 5:01. >> the question a lot of people wondering is that storm that pounded the pacific northwest is it going to do the same on us? >> wind gusts up to 90 miles an hour. >> that was the highest gusts they had was 90, sustaining 45 to 50 at one point this storm is not as powerful once it gets to us as it was up there, not expecting floo
with the investigation. >>reporter: this group is waiting for the collapse of the u.s. government. the members are serious. even taken symbolic blood oath. up next. how they live outside the law as they make plans to take over the country. >> also the president sensitive side. what drove mr. obama to tears in the just released video. >> then later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". spent nearly 40 years behind bars for double murder he insist he did not commit. today he was set free. amazing story of a decades long fight for justice. >> hang over star bradley cooper wearing the mantle of cooper wearing the mantle of sexiest man alive. on >> stay with us. 7 news at 1 >> stay with us. 7 news at 1 11:00 will b >> pay area residents say they are no longer part of this country and they have taken a blood oath joined a group that has formed its own government with own law and leaders. >> people with similar belief been linked to variety of crime including killing police officers. only the abc 7 news team was able to get that one of the meetings. >> dan is here with a look at
of the u.s. government. the members are serious. even taken symbolic blood oath. up next. how they live outside the law as they make plans to take over the country. >> also the president sensitive side. what drove mr. obama to tears in the just released video. >> then later on "nightline". >> coming up next on "nightline". spent nearly 40 years behind bars for double murder he insist he did not commit. today he was set free. amazing story of a decades long fight for justice. >> hang over star bradley cooper wearing the mantle of cooper wearing the mantle of sexiest man alive. on >> stay with us. 7 news at 1 11:00 will bkjañ;x;x;x$ú [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin too bad the guys aren't here we're clear. ok, swarm! swarm! hello [ female announcer ] pillsbury chocolate chip cookies. let the making begin >> pay area residents say they are no longer pa
the country the hardest. >> and protests taking place in the u.s. coast to coast as both sides try to be heard. >> and general david petraeus is telephoning right now on capitol hill. we'll break down what to expect >>> welcome back. oosh section of contra costa county, along all the way to berkeley, showing wet weather, this is heading over to benicia, concord, pleasant hill. lafayette. walnut creek, moraga, whole 24 corridor is getting wet. there is the dumbarton bridge showing a little wetness headed over to hayward and fremont. more rain offshore so it will be progressively heavier for the back half of the morning commute. heavy rain this morning. another bout in the evening hours. wettest day will be tomorrow. finally drier sunday afternoon and monday. temperatures in the low to mid-50s. >> eric: happening on capitol hill, former c.i.a. director david petraeus is preparing to field questions from lawmakers about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. his appearance before the senate and house intelligence committees come a week after he resigned over an extramarital affair.
continues this morning for a u.s. soldier accused of killing 16 afghan civilians. 39-year-old sergeant bales has been charged with the murders. nine of the victims in the march attack were children. u.s. army dna expert testified yesterday that bales had the blood of at least four people on his clothes and guns when he surrendered. he has not entered a plea. >>> secretary of state clinton says the state department and pentagon are reviewing security at high threat diplomatic posts around the world. lastest response to the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya that killed ambassador stevens and three other americans. clinton paid tribute to stevens at the state department yesterday she presented his widow ann with an award. she called him a fallen hero who understood that diplomacy requires risk-taking. >>> this morning police in ken bunk, maine are expected to re-- johns involved in that ma prosecution scandal. police have released the names of 39 men charged with soliciting prostitution. the 29-year-old is accused of secretly recording the encounters and keeping a list of more than 150 clie
six years to make this a reality for homeless vets there more than 60,000 homeless vets in the u.s. ronald jones served six years in the army and has been homeless off and on for 12 years. soon he will move into the montana. >> the best veteran day gift i could get. >> joe and other vets will get medical care, counseling, camaraderie, and a police to -- place call home. the veteran common is the first housing for veterans to open in san francisco since 2000. they'll we holding an open house tomorrow from 11:00 to 3:00. reporting live, abc-7 news. >> ama: 100 homeless veterans fromton anthonyys in the tenderloin took part in san san francisco's varps day -- veterans day parade. this year for the first time the parade began with hundreds of veterans on motorcycles. the parade began at 1:00 this morning and made its way done market street. organizers said the parade honors all soldiers, especially those who fought in afghanistan and iraq. >> the most important are the 10% to face the enemy eyeball to eyeball. they're the real heroes, and of course the win million that have been killed
became the first u.s. president to visit the country of myanmar in a quick stop over that included meetings with the president and a nobel peace prize winner who spent years under house arrest. thousands of burmese filled the streets as president obama joined by hillary clinton paid a personal call on suu kyi. -- at the university the president addressed critics who complained the u.s. has rushed too soon to avoid leaders here. the white house says the trip should not be viewed as a victory celebration but as an opportunity to press for urgent actions still needed there, especially freeing political prisoners and ending ethic tension. >> the president: you need to reach for a future where national security is strengthed by a military that serves uncivilians. >> reporter: it wasn't all diplomacy. he made a tourist stop at one of the oldest most revered sites in buddhism. president obama barefoot, as is required, poured cups of water over the showed -- over the shoulder of a by due. president obama has now arrived at his third and final stop in asia, cambodia for the economic summit
with dextrin the same fiber found in many popular supplements sold in the u.s.. does it work? >> if i was trying to lose weight would you advise me to drink this soda? >> absolutely not, it is not healthy, >> i've read this, >> we are calling it pepsi poop. >> nice. the nutritionist add there is is no is up thing as healthy soda, pepsi special does contain calories no word on if and when it may go on sale in the u.s.. >>> new study stanford claims humans have been steadily losing intelligence, professor says advances in technology have made survival less stress and we no longer need intelligence to survive. he speculates as mutations in the human brain and erosion in intellectual capabilities he says we probably peaked as hunter gatherers when we were nonverbal. >> we have to multi-task these days you can argue that will make us more intelligent. >> still thinking about that diet drink. >>> next, the sun is setting on the twilight movie series. >> thousands turn out to see the stars in los angeles. >>> coming up at 3:00 on katie, wrongly convicted. celebrating freedom. at 4:00, new st
on republicans in congress. >> they want to be the party identified trying to take the u.s. economy off the rail. >> the president due to address the nation tomorrow from the east room of the white husband. >> thank you. >> the passage of proposition 36 signals a new view of crime and punishment. revising the three strikes law means thousands could be back out on the streets. we hear from three inmates waiting their freedom, now. here is abc 7 news morning akt anchor karen thomas. >> tuesday night was a chance to celebrate for supporters on prop 36. >> people go to polls they're voting to increase penalties. this one of the times u.s. history they said it's too harsh. >> no one paying more attention than this group of prisoners. the group has been leading many years. >> i've got 26 years to live for position of cocaine. >> my third strike is my first relapse after being clean and sober almost 10 years. >> third strike instigating a fight. and they gave me ta to life. >> so already serving 16 years behind bars, one of the 9,000 third strikers and one of the 3,000 who will be eligible for a rehear
from south korea to help them develop u.s. business. >> larry gets new move there's. >> learning from robots. >> taking a look at mcarthur maze this, is our camera. you can see it's slow going really no matter which way you're headed right now. but particularly tougher folks going east. stay with us. >> these two kids can't make it, nobody can. latest break up of the decade. >> oh, brother. >> okay. neither justin beiber nor selena gomez is commenting. the twitterverse buzzing with speculation. the 20-year-old gomez pulling the plug on 18-year-old beiber. organizers say the two singers are scheduled to sit next to each other at the show next sunday night. you can catch amas right here on abc 7. >> we'll have to tune in and see if they're seated next to one another. >> the film owning the box office but mabel only for a mu few more days. fans weight one of the biggest premiers of the year. >> in the next few hours4 z, dreams of many fans will come true, they witness stars of "breaking dawn" part two walk a red carpet. fans have been campedo]2 outsie of the nokia theater for days and g
/t this holiday but they want electronics. ahead on 7 on your side this >> the u.s. continue to climb it's way back, the u.s. is turning to south korea to help. abc 7 news david louie attended a match making event in santa clara today. technology is a key driver of the south korean economy. making up 40% of the trade w out the components, americans might not have smart phones or tv monitors. >> this is under celebrated fact that the technology purr vais homes of most americans.. >> the agreement is paving the way for more investmentvc'e÷ and partnerships between silicon valley and core rea. 500 companies are showing off their latest technologies, at a two-day conference. nancy developed in a -- california tech firms see koreas as a partner. joaquin sold his company for the energy industry. >> korea is a great launch pad. very innovative. a great track record, u.s. companies are teeming with large companies like lg, samsung to be the launching pad to be a spring board for the world. >> samsung is a electronics giant but has been engaged in a legal battle with apple over patents. the deputy min
, d.c. this, as the scandal appears to widen and the spotlight now shines on the u.s. top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. >> the president thinks very highly of general allen and the service to his country. as well as the job he's done in afghanistan. >> reporter: a show of support from the white house. even as hearings for general allen's nomination as nato's supreme commander are put on hold. officials found what they call thousands of inappropriate e-mails between general allen and tampa socialite jill kelly. kelly is the woman who sparked the investigation into petraeus and broadwell. general allen says he did nothing wrong. >> i believe john allen until somebody proves otherwise. i believe he did nothing appropriate. >> reporter: while those involved in this case have been quiet. in a 911 call, jill kelly tells tampa dispatchers she needs diplomatic protection because she's honorary counsel to south korea, an unofficial position according to the state department. >> i'm an honorary counsel general. they should not be able to cross my property. i don't know if you
for their criticism of u.n. ambassador susan rice over the administration's initial reason for the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. he said they should, instead, take aim at him. rob and paula, back to you. >> definitely a heated moment for the president there. preeti arla, live in washington. thanks, preeti. >>> and david petraeus will be on capitol hill tomorrow to testify about the september 11th attacks on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. petraeus was still head of the cia when u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans were killed. and he did visit libya afterwards. his testimony, though, will be limited to the events in benghazi only. >>> and one more note from washington this morning. the president travels to new york later today to view firsthand the aftermath of hurricane sandy. thousands of customers are still without power more than two weeks later. >> our hearts go out to them. >>> and the president is also keeping a watchful eye on the growing tension and violence in the middle east. israeli forces killed the top hamas military leader yesterday in this attack
. >> but at this point, what is the u.s. obligation to israel, for defense in this situation, but also, what kind of pressure to exert? >> reporter: the u.s. has this historic agreement to defend israel and stand by israel. what it hopes to be able to do is encourage israel not to cause too many civilian casualties, like what happened last time. but beyond that, the united states is not going to get involved on the ground. >> where do you place the odds that hamas will listen to the egyptians and, indeed, there will be a cease-fire? >> reporter: i think it's going to take some time. but this, the israelis say, is going to go on. it's not a matter of days, it could be weeks, diane. >> christiane amanpour reporting from jerusalem tonight. thank you so much, christiane. >>> and now, back here in the united states, we have news about the scandal that toppled the cia director, former general david petraeus. abc's brian ross looked into this question. did the two women involved in the scandal try to make a profit off their ties to powerful officers? here's the brian ross investigation. >> reporter: in
, in the global world is a strong component of norm relations he says it's a battle israel is winning in the u.s.. >> i would say overwhelming majority is very supportive. americans understand. >> but a uc berkeley electric tourer says it's just spin. >> most of the polling that i have seen on american public opinion in israel añmw palestine, they are split almost 50-50. they blame equally. >> the motive for the strikes as to do with elections in israel just around the corner. >> historically, the way to consolidate is with palestinians.. >> there are mediakzuc÷ messages that are having an impact inside of the us us and outside. egypt and tunisia are now sending diplomats. coming up at 6:00 we'll talk with demonstrators on both sides and hear from the consul general on if he thinks information war could have an affect on the shooting war in gaza. >>> forter cia director david petraeus made a public appearance today. he testified before congress about the dead lay tack on the u.s. consulate in libya telling lawmakers it it was a terrorist attack and added the u.s. did not reveal the suspected
that ended his career, but the main topic, that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. and abc's jonathan karl has the drama today. >> reporter: this afternoon, the first glimpse of david petraeus since he resigned as cia director. earlier, behind closed doors on capitol hill, petraeus began by expressing regret for the affair that ended his career. other than that ten-second apology, the hearings focused entirely on the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, that killed four americans. petraeus told the intelligence committee that he knew from the beginning that the attack was the work of terrorists, not protesters. >> he thought all along, he made it clear, that there was significant terrorist involvement. >> reporter: but that's not what the white house was saying, including u.s. ambassador to the u.n., susan rice, who went on television days after the attack, tying it to protests in egypt against an anti-muslim video. but petraeus also told lawmakers that by the time declassified talking points were given to the white house and congress, references to al qaeda were edited ou
. and they said that more talks would resume today. now, as you rightly said, the u.s. secretary of state, hillary clinton, she is in the region. she was meeting with the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, late last night. and standing shoulder-to-shoulder, she reiterated the u.s.'s unwavering support for israel to protect its citizens, for the citizens here to live in peace, and for hamas to stop firing their rockets into the southern israeli cities. this is what she had to say. >> the goal must be a durable outcome that promotes regional stability and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> reporter: well, as we enter day eight of this conflict, dubbed killer of defense by israel, the bombardment is continuing on gaza. israel has shelled gaza from the air and from the sea, saying it hit strategic targets, including at least 50 underground launch sites. now, for their part, hamas has retaliated by firing at least two rockets from gaza, headed to southern israeli cities here. and what the israeli defense forces say are densely-populated area
of the5@&d dense fog frm morning. flights delayed from 30 to 90 minutes. short flights along western u.s., 42 flights cancelled. irritating passengers. >> i'm flying from sfo to santa barbara. i got cancelled due to fog. and yevl:>, now i'm going to miss classes today. >> when fog is thick sfo needs to leave more space before landing planes. airports in oakland were not expected by the fog. >>ds3k 14 people back home afta carbon monoxide scare sent them to the hospital last night. wood burning fireplaces but cigarette smoke is what the fire department thinks happened in this case sending a family to the hospital. >> did they check you out? >> 3-year-old tino was taken to the hospital last night in a carbon monoxide scare. an alarm went off in the family home, they called 911. turns out the alarm was a smoke detector not for carbon monoxide, firefighters tested for signs of the gas. they found nothing. and neither they, nor pg&e have been able to find a leak in any appliances. >> our thought is that there is probably a secondary source, maybe. heavy cigarette smoking. >> not that time. t
:12. trial begins today for u.s. army soldier accused of a massacre of women and children in afghanistan. >>> the cheap tax rate that apple is paying on is overseas profits. we'll tell you why, when we return. ♪ ♪ we were skipping stones ♪ and letting go ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. >>> here's a look at 87 in san jose headlights heading north, quiet don't have to teal with the fog one of the many areas that could -- to deal with the fog one of the many areas that could set record high temperatures. >>> 5:16. u.s. army staff sergeant accused of carrying out one of the worst atrocities of the afghanistan war is due to appear today in a military courtroom. he could face th
it sol venzke for more and more years. >> let me ask you about the fallout on the u.s. consulate and u.s. ambassador susan rice. you've been critical of her and for the first time she respon d ed. take a look. >> when discussing our facilities in benghazi shgs i relied solely and squarely on the information provided to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary and that our investigations would give us the definitive answer. >> and senator graham, we learned this week from the director of central intelligence agency, that references of al qaeda were taken out for security reasons not for political reasons. do you accept the explanation by ambassador rice? >> i don't believe that the best intelligence assessment on 16, september was that there was a spontaneous event in benghazi based on a video that led to a mob that became a riot. the cia station chief on the day of the attack reported in realtime we're under attack by al qaeda affiliates. the president in libya said on the day of atack -- excuse me on 16, september, al qaeda was involved. we've
did is on track to become the second deadliest storm in u.s. history some figures reaching 50 billion dollars. some wonder if a high-tech sea barrier could have stopped the storm surge that flooded lower manhattan and washed away parts of the jersey shore. some have proven effective in europe. the statue of liberty is closed so crews can inspect for damage many brandi hitt, abc7 news. >>> disney and abc are making monday a day of giving encouraging everyone to give to the sandy relief efforts. disney is parent company to abc7 >>> the october jobs report is out, it could impact tuesday' presidential election. analysts say more people without jobs started looking for work, 171,000 new jobs were added to the economy. katie marzullo is in the newsroom with the way president obama and mitt romney are spinning numbers. >> reporter: as it turns out the numbers landed in some grey area giving both something to seize upon to benefit their own campaign. >> the president: hello ohio! >> reporter: despite the small rise in the unemployment rate president obama pumped up ohio this morning. >> the
apple is paying 1.9% of income tax on its earnings outside the u.s. they paid $713 million in taxes on foreign earnings of nearly $37 billion in the fiscal year that just ended on september 29th. compared to $12 billion in federal taxes here in the u.s. apple, like many other globe companies, offer leave significant profits overseas to not pay the tax rate. the praise legal. >>> getting on early start on veterans day weekend. >>> more good news forecast drivers. we'll tell you what's happening to gas prices. >> a big warmup on the way. meteorologist leigh glaser has the forecast. >> mike: i'm mike shumann. the bucs in blackhole and an oakland >> ama: it's called the biggest veterans parade in northern california, and so what if it's a week early. marching bands, helicopters and veterans marched down the streets in pleasanton. last year reside parade featured 2700 matchers. plenty of people were on hand watch the festivities. veterans say they're impressed how much people respect the military. >> san francisco's municipal railway took riders back in time. the transit agency put sever
raise u.s. economic growth early next year. as building grows and bridges are repaired and replaced. >>> the hurricane may also keep gas prices falling. despite those long gas lines, we're seeing in the new york area, demand actually decreased after the storm. and that's keeping the downward trend going. according to aaa, gas prices nationwide were down 7 cents in the past week. 31 cents from a month ago. >> because no one can get gas right now. >>> well, the computer systems of major companies have been hacked in the past but chances are you never heard about it. bloomberg news reports that coca-cola was hacked as it was negotiating a major deal with a chinese company. companies have kept such news a secret for fear of hurting investor confidence. the attacks often originate in china. >>> the weekend box office also benefitted from the superstorm with a strong opening from "wreck-it ralph." an abc news and disney production. analysts say east coast audiences were looking for distractions from escape and most theaters reopened over the weekend. "wreck-it ralph" took in 49 million bu
that general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is being investigated for possibly inappropriate e-mail communications with one of the women linked to the petraeus scandal. it's the latest bombshell. kelly is a family friend of petraeus and notified the fbi she was receiving threatening e-mails. martha raddatz has the story. >> reporter: when general david petraeus granted paula broadwell exclusive and extraordinary access to pep his biography, he likely never imagined it would lead to his downfall. but tonight, his reputation is sullied. the fbi is under scrutiny, and agents have descended on broadwell's home to gather more material, material broadwell is now willingly providing them in this increasingly strange scandal. the affair first came to light this summer as part of an fbi investigation prompted by a complaint from this woman, jill kelly. a private citizen and military supporter who had befriended petraeus and his wife, holly. kelly received harassing e-mails from an anonymous account, and took them to a friend at the fbi in may or june. the bureau obtained
that up. >>> u.s. super ter has taken the crown as the worldest fastest. -- titan is at the oakridge national lab in tennessee topped a list of 500 super computers unveiled yesterday at a conference in salt lake city. titan was retrofited by a santa clara company. engineers say graphics will allow titan to perform 70 called drill2)w beyond calculations per second. >>> new pepsi drink claims it can cut the fat in your body. pepsi special set to hit the market today in japan, soda infused with direction trinh found in many supplements -- -- dextrin found in many supplements sold here in the u.s.. >> new study suggests the old saying flattery will get you everywhere. team of japanese scientists say they've found a compliment encourages students to perform better a part of brain is stimulated when a person is rewarded with a compliment or cash. the study published online >>> just a week after voters approved prop entirety cal-state leaders face a few decision this morning. should students have to pay more once they've worn out what are you doing there? i making crescent bacon cheddar pi
about its users u.s. made the most requests. barnes & noble has joined battle of 7 inch tablets with its nook hd doesn't have as many apps, but where it shines is display. >> this is a remarkably good screen i watched videos, movies on it, now nook video allows people to rent or buy movies and tv shows. >> the nook hd starts at $200. black ops 2 said 13 years from now you disgust me. prove it. enough is enough. d-con baits are specially formulated to kill in one feeding. guaranteed. d-con. get out. brings light and fragrance together, to create a mesmerizing experience in your home. try the new color changing candle. something in the air wick. >>> welcome back. ferry building blue today, did you know it is world diana day -- world diabetes day? that's why our iconic ferry build something lit in blue, to reflect the official color of world diabetes day. >> thanks for sharing that mike. former republican vice presidential candidate paul ryan says he was shocked how the presidential election played out. ryan talked about it in an abc interview he says the president won fair and square thoug
it will depend on what the u.s. supreme court may or may not do with prop 8. the highest court considering whether to hear an appeal by groups which defines marriage between a man and woman. the ninth circuit court found the law unconstitutional. >> would we use our new authority and soup -- super majority? i said, i stay, i of course would be open to that. because... by any means possible we have to achieve maernl equality. >> the high court expected to announce whether it will take the case. >> the shirtless photo that raised questions involving cia and army is out this, is connected to the affair admitted by david petraeus. i want to show you the photo that landed him in hot water. he e mailed this picture with a subject line which one is fred. the e mail became public today. another one of those recipients was jill kelly. right? she turned to him when getting threatening e mails over the summer. he worked in military intelligence. the fbi since traced e mailsrmé. kelly saw her as a rival. kelly is also a friend of petraeus and also friends with this man, general john allen, top u.s. c
questions from congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. his appearance before senate and house intelligence committees comes a week after he resigned over an extramarital affair. he is not expected to talk about that scandal. they will ask him about what the agency knew about the september 11th terror attack in benghazi which killed the u.s. ambassador. >> president obama meets with top republicans and democrats in congress to talk about the looming fiscal cliff. congressional leaders will go to the white house to talk about averting automatic tax increases and deep spending cuts that will take effect in january. president will also meet with leaders of civil rights groups and other organizations to get their input. >> he spoke this week with labor leaders and corporate ceos who have backed the call for a greater tax revenue. >> eric: jim harbaugh but a is expected to be back at work after being treated for an irregular heartbeat. he visited the 49er facility late afternoon before doctors sent him home. he is expected back at practice in santa clara. news of his condi
.5 scare miles melted away. an area the size of the u.s. and mexico combined. >> okay, here it comes. >> reporter: meanwhile, back when jim was mounting his first ice cameras, an artist in brooklyn was pushing the kind of machine you use to chalk lines on a ball field. after reading a scary 2001 prediction from nasa that climate change powered storms would wipe out entire neighborhoods, she decided to see which neighborhoods, by marking the high water line around new york city. >> this would be under water. this would be dry, so, there would be a little dry strip down the center of the road and all of this would be under water. >> reporter: her chalk was gone by the time sandy hit, but the lines were right. and in many places, the damage exceeded her worst fears. and suddenly, that wishy washy conversation changed. >> not so much of an "i told you so" as "i'm really sorry this had to happen." the fact it takes something so drastic, despite people in his administration know about it, you know end that it really takes us having a visceral experience to shift even the conversation. >> r
diplomacy today. u.s. cemetery of state hillary clinton as well as the u.n. chief have been here. they will not talk to hamas, because hamas is considered by the u.s. and israel and much of the west as a terrorist organization. so, when you hear about the man who the egyptian president is negotiating with on behalf of israel, it's this man that i spoke to today. and we had a fiery exchange about civilian casualties, both in israel and in gaza and about why hamas won't recognize israel's right to exist. anyone looking for a sign that the arab spring has changed the middle east can find it here. the cease-fire would not have happened without this man. but for decades, he's bun one of israel's most hated enemies. they've tried to kill him and they consider him a terrorist. today, he was unapologetic for the actions that his group has taken. is it useful to kill civilians to create terror on civilians inside israel? >> translator: let me -- let me give you the proof. on the 8th of november, this month, the israelis entered gaza and killed a child. they bear the responsibility. we don
makers will soon be a thing of the past at the golden gate bridge. what you need to know. >>> u.s. postal service is about to join the internet age. national experiment begins in the bay area next month. >>> welcome back. mike is getting your forecast together so you can get out and shop. >> you may need a heavy coat this morning maybe shortsleeves later this afternoon. beautiful picture from mount tamalpais this morning, looking down on sausalito to san francisco, prominently sticking up there the four buildings in the embarcadero center now they have the lovely lights on they opened last week with the skating rink you can almost see all the way down to the san mateo bridge. let's talk about traveling today in case you are going out and about. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd, also all of our regional dopplers around the state quiet out there. if you are traveling low to mid 60s around eureka, chico, sacramento, 67°. tahoe today -- low to mid 80s los angeles and palm springs, 73 in san diego. tahoe they are making snow in the morning but quiet this afternoon and through the weekend lo
to that there is very good reason she survived. >> su was an iron worker imgreat together u.s. two decades ago. >> he did his best to make sure his wife and children have what they need.so)ç and he's a very loving father. >> they lived in san francisco. she showed photographs of a loving and caring family. >> they do everything together. they love each other. very much as you can see. they have a lot of smiles, they laugh a lot. it's -- it's a tragedy. >> she and her extended family will raise 10-year-old ellie. >> she is loved and she needs to know that. she's special and the reason why she survived is a positive reason. not a negative one. >> it may have been a miracle. she was tleet treated and released that had day. the chp tells us they couldn't don't know the cause of the accident. the funerals will be december 5th, next wednesday. >> our weather is changing. enjoy dry weather while you can. now a preview of what is shaping up to be a wet week ahead. >> three storms headed our way. we have fog overnight tonight, do expect areas of dense fog. tomorrow morning commute could be dicey again. we h
in europe, why not in the u.s.? >>> more than half a million californians facing rate hike in health insurance, 18% in january, some could see rates go up 25%. the hikes will affect those with individual policies, a spokesman for anthem says with increases the company expects to lose money on those policies. insurance commissioner jones plans to review the request but says he can stop it, state lou does not allow regulators to reject health insurance rate hikes. >>> new study proposes a link between diabetes and a sweetener researchers found countries with more high fructose corn syrup in their food supply have a 20% higher rate of type 2 diabetes. an average person in germany consumes just one pound a year in the u.s., 55 pounds a year, highest in the world. a lot coming from soft drinks. >>> this is not science fiction this is from newly unclassified documents that shows the united states once planned to set off a nuclear explosion on the moon, during the height of the cold war the plan called for a ballistic missile launched from the earth. officials considered using a bomb about
. >> u.s. senate committee voted that police need to get a search warrant to read your e-mails. the new bill would change and require a warrant to search all e-mails. supporters of the bills there is too many privacy concerns. they want more restrictions on access. now, of course, a u.s. justice department has opposed a new requirement and say it will slow down investigations. >> you have to listen to this and you have to go to our website and then you have to send this to your friends and relatives. if you bought a television or laptop before 2006 you have money coming to you. the deadline to file a claim is next thursday. a class action lawsuit claims ten companies inflight for lcd panels, to make monitors and laptops those companies have agreed to settled the case for $1.1 billion. if you bought a device with an lcd screen you can now file a claim for cash. there is expected to be at least $25 for each device you bought. you don't need a receipt. just send in a form by december 6th. you can't be late. i posted the link and all the information you need at abc7news.com under "7 on your
live team coverage of the storm. >>> battle over gay marriage shifting from the ballot box to the u.s. supreme court. 9 major court debate -- the major court debate that could have gays and lesbians making wedding plans in california. >>> 13-year-old sexually assaulted. quick police action led to three arrests. >>> we are tracking the storm on live doppler radar this is right now you can see green, yellows, moderate to heavy rain swallows the whole bay area now. mike will have the latest before cold & flu season, help prevent with lysol disinfectant spray. and use the lysol no touch hand soap for 10 times more protection with each wash. this season, a good offense is the best defense. lysol. mission for health. >>> all those places just mentioned are seeing rain this morning, you are looking live at the embarcadero from our camera, really coming down out there now. along with the winds, you have the possibility of hydroplaning on the highways so please drive carefully. >>> oakland police investigating the beating of a severely us a 17-year-old girl who was found after missing for days
. republicans who still control the u.s. house of representatives have started to dig in. >> raising tax rates will slow down our ability to crow 80 the jobs everybody wants. >> reporter: what are the consequences if law i can makers cannot make a deal. >> the fiscal clip is very bad if it happens. it means we could have a huge recession next year. >> reporter: if scheduled budget cuts are imposed an estimated 400 government jobs could be slashed and about 400,000 jobs tied to nondefense spending would be eliminated. when it comes to taxes, all tax rates are schedule to rise. >> at one p so int sure we had higher taxes. but we are talking about transitioning from low taxes to high taxes. the immediate affect is everyone has less income and they spend less. there is a hit in 2013. >> reporter: governor jerry brown said they could learn from california voters. proposition 30 passed hiking sales taxes and raising taxes on people making $250,000 or more. >> our credibility as a governing -- as a nation that can govern itself is on the chopping block. and yes cuts going forward of certain commitmen
. republicans who still control the u.s. house of represenve started to dig in. >> raising tax rates will slow down our ability to crow 80 the jobs everybody wants. >> reporter: what are the consequences if law i can makers cannot make a deal. >> the fiscal clip is very bad if it happens. it means we could have a huge recession next year. >> reporter: if scheduled budget cuts are imposed an estimated 400 government jobs could be slashed and about 400,000 jobs tied to nondefense spending would be eliminated. when it comes to taxes, all tax rates are schedule to rise. >> at one p so int sure we had higher taxes. but we are talking about transitioning from low taxes to high taxes. the immediate affect is everyone has less income and they spend less. there is a hit in 2013. >> reporter: governor jerry brown said they could learn from california voters. proposition 30 passed hiking sales taxes and raising taxes on people making $250,000 or more. >> our credibility as a governing -- as a nation that can govern itself is on the chopping block. and yes cuts going forward of certain commitments that th
predicts u.s. will be the world's top oil producer in five years all but self-sufficient in energy in 20 years, major reason increased production of shale oil we are doing better with keeping up with mortgage payments. percentage of those two months or more behind is now the lowest in more than three years. top british journal says no evidence tamiflu works. dozens of governments around the world stopped it in case there's another global flu outbreak world health organization is convinced it works the journal >>> beautiful picture from the sutro tower. high clouds and sun warmer weather on the way. >>> chevron has found a way to get around costly clean air requirements. the plant was damaged in august by a fire that sent a black cloud into the air several thousand sought medical attention. chevron has told the air quality management district it intends to repair not replace the damaged unit that means they will not be required to install new equipment chevron says it will voluntarily reduce its emissions with >>> people looking for a job may find help at a job fair in concord today spons
. this morning the retired general appears on capitol hill one hour from now to talk about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. here is the latest from washington. >> reporter: general david petraeus heads to capitol hill today to face lawmakers. he will meet behind closed doors with the house and senate intelligence committee. it comes after a week he stepped down a as c.i.a. director after admitting to an extramarital affair. >> he went to tripoli. he interviewed many of the people as i understand it that were involved. so the opportunity to get his views i think are very important. >> the september 11th attack in benghazi left four people dead including u.s. ambassador chris stevens. yesterday they heard from the acting c.i.a. director behind closed doors and watched a realtime video of the attack. >> number one mistakes were made and we have to learn from this. >> there have been many questions about the attack. the obama administration initially blamed it on protests over an anti-muslim video. that story latest shifted raising questions about what the administration knew and when t
. >> up next a tragic fire in bangladesh kills more than 100 peel. we will also tell you when the u.s. supreme court might rule on same-sex marriage. and nhl players still locked out but it's not keeping fans away from the ice. the san francisco minor league team that's turning the lockout >> new this morning at least people are dead after a fear raced through a factory in bangladesh last night. 112 so far at least 100 bodies have been retrieved from the factory. another twelve people died trying to jump from upper floors. the death toll could rise as recovery efforts continue. bangladesh has about 4,000 garment factories, many operating without proper safety measures. the $20 billion in annual clothing exports mostly gets shipped to the u.s. and europe. >>> in the middle east a fragile cease-fire is taking place between israel and hamas but will it last? that is the question coming up on abc's "this week." senator dick durban and lindsey graham will be on "this week" with george stephanopoulos coming up at 8:00 here on abc7. >>> new this morning the u.s. supreme court justices will g
. >> up next a fire in bangladesh kills more than 100 peel. we will also tell you when the u.s. supreme court might rule on same-sex marriage. and nhl players still locked out but it's not keeping fans away from the ice. the san francisco minor league team that's turning the lockout into a success. what are you doing there? i making crescent bacon cheddar pinwheels. wow, i'm impressed! [ ding ] dad, the cable's out! you got that right? [ kiss ] thank you ♪ [ male announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin. here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits let the making begin. >> this is abc7 news. >> new this morning at least 112 people are dead after a fire raced through agamete factory in bangladesh last night. so far firefighters have recovered 100 bodies from the multi-story factory outside the country's capital. 12 people died jumping from the upper floors. and the death toll could rise as the investigation continues. bangladesh has about 4,00
. the government -- to dump the dollar bill the government says the u.s. could save each year by switching to coins public prefers paper money if you are the winner of the huge power ball tonight experts say take the money and run. whatever happens with the fiscal cliff taxes on the very >>> good morning. winds gusting in excess of 30 miles an hour at our coast, wind advisory throughout the entire bay area -- [ inaudible ] wind warning at our coast we could see winds there in excess of 60 miles an hour through 11:00 this morning. >>> we'll continue to keep an eye on those winds. residents on the peninsula will be keeping an eye on a slipping hill slide where a mudslide happened earlier this month. a water main break caused this mess along several streets in daly city november 13th crews have been going around the clock to shore up parts of that hill to keep debris from flowing into the neighborhood daly city has spent almost half a million dollars to repair the damage. >>> in iraq residents of a baghdad neighborhood are cleaning up following a car bombing the blast killed five on a day when insurge
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